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The Inca Trail Remains One of the Best Hikes in the World

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The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered to be one of the best hikes in the world. There are variations of the trail so people can choose hikes that are moderate, difficult or challenging. These hikes take you through amazing ruins, beautiful mountains, rushing waterfalls and a luscious jungle. Hike the Inca Trail with…

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Hiking the Inca Trail When Time is Tight

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Spending a week or longer in Peru and enjoying majestic sites like Machu Picchu is ideal, but some travelers don’t have the time to devote to long-term excursions. Fortunately, Alpaca Expeditions offers a two-day/one-night trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Sure, having a week to explore the mountain wilderness would be amazing, but…

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What to Bring on Your Inca Trail Trek

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Before embarking on your Inca Trail trip of a lifetime, it’s important to take care of basics and determine what to bring for your trek. Alpaca Expeditions has made countless treks into the Andes with travelers from all over the world. We have a good understanding of the travel essentials you should include on your…

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Hiking the Inca Trail Made Easy

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Hiking the Inca Trail is not an easy feat.  The hike entails significant safety risks, where you will ascend over 13,000 feet in four days. Nevertheless, it is arguably the most famous trail in all of South America and one of the best backpacking trips in the world. It’s a 42-kilometer trail, connecting several Incan…

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Permits to Hike the Inca Trail Provided by Alpaca Expeditions

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The Inca trail is one of the few treks in the universe that combine history, natural beauty, and mystery. The astonishing 42km trail cuts through three magnificent, high passes and meanders between several archeological sites. It culminates at the awe-inspiring, and famous, Machu Picchu. However, in order to see this incredible sight, you have to…

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Hiking the Inca Trail: An Experts’ Guide

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If you’re up for a real adventure, then you should consider hiking the Inca Trail. The length of this hike is 42 km and takes about four days to complete. A fun fast fact about the Inca Trail that might interest you is that the record time for hiking this trail was three hours…. but,…

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What Should You Wear When Hiking the Inca Trail?

What Should You Wear When Hiking the Inca Trail?

If you are planning to a trip to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, then you may be wondering: “what should you wear when hiking the Inca Trail?” You must plan ahead and know what you should wear during this demanding hike. You’ll need to be able to adjust to changing temperatures that you’ll experience during…

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Inca Trail Myths and Misleading Information

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The Inca Trail is certainly one of the most amazing and beautiful trails not only in the Americas, but the world at large, where travelers can enjoy unforgettable experiences. The trail leads to several archeological sights, forest steppe, and the Peruvian jungle all of which boast impressive views. While this place is out of this…

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What is the Difficulty of the Inca Trail?

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The Classic Inca Trail is Peru’s famous multi-day trail and a world leading location for any outdoor activities. The difficulty of the Inca Trail is ranked based on the elevation gain over distance. It consists of a 4-days hike alongside some of the classic Inca stone pathways, through fascinating sites and ending at Machu Pichu,…

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